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Karen Keys Gamarra is a mother of three FCPS graduates, a twice-elected At-Large member of the Fairfax County School Board, a former Planning Commissioner, an attorney who practices family law and focuses on representing children and, a child advocate who has had extensive involvement in our community.

Keys-Gamarra is a Tulane University and Washington University School of Law graduate.  She has practiced law in multiple states in such areas as bankruptcy, employment discrimination, labor law, criminal and family law.  She began her law career in private practice and gravitated toward nonprofit organizations that focused on employment and labor law. 

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2023 Endorsements

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Phil Niedzielski-Eichner

Former Chair, Fairfax County School Board

James Hart

Former Member Fairfax County Planning Commission

Julie M. Strandlie, Mason

Former Member Fairfax County Planning Commission

James Migliaccio, Franconia

Former Member Fairfax County Planning Commission

Sheila Coates

President, Black Women United

2019 Endorsements



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Mark Warner

United States Senator


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Tim Kaine

United States Senator

“Karen Keys-Gamarra has been serving on the Fairfax School Board since her special election of 2017. Since that time she has worked to expand access to advanced learning opportunities for all children, improve anti-bullying efforts and to reduce discipline disparities. She is a focused, determined leader. I proudly support Karen's re-election campaign."

“After kicking off the blue wave in Virginia by winning her seat in the first special election of 2017, Karen Keys-Gamarra has become an important voice on the Fairfax County School Board. She has served with our shared values in mind, leading efforts to combat bullying, maintain school funding, and improve the experiences of special education students. I know Karen will keep working hard for the families of Fairfax County, and I'm proud to support her re-election to the Fairfax County School Board's at-large seat.”

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Jennifer Boysko

VA State Senator

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Adam Ebbin

VA Senator

“Karen brings her expertise as a parent, child advocate and Attorney to the Board. I’ve watched her focus on the things that matter to us. She’s the right person to represent our community.”

“Karen Keys-Gamarra is a strong advocate of career and technical education and certification
opportunities for our high school students. I wholeheartedly endorse her.”



Karen is also endorsed by the Fairfax County Federation of Teachers

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Gerry Connolly

U.S. Congressman

“Since joining the FCPS Board in 2017, Karen has made a positive impact on our students’ lives.  She has been a leader on our One Fairfax Policy to expand opportunity for all students. She listens to our community and represents all of us well. I’m proud to endorse Karen Keys-Gamarra.”


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